Definition of hepatotoxin in US English:

hepatotoxin

noun

  • See hepatotoxic

    • ‘Vitamin A is a known hepatotoxin that is available over the counter.’
    • ‘Pyrrolizidine alkaloids present in comfrey tea and other plant materials are widely recognized as hepatotoxins.’
    • ‘Testing for hepatitis viruses A, B, and C should be performed and the patient questioned carefully regarding exposure to other possible hepatotoxins, especially alcohol.’
    • ‘They should also avoid or minimize alcohol use, because iron and alcohol are synergistic hepatotoxins.’
    • ‘When taken in larger doses, it becomes a potent hepatotoxin, generating fulminated hepatic and renal tubular necrosis which is lethal to humans and many species of animals.’

Pronunciation

hepatotoxin

/ˌhepədōˈtäks(ə)n//ˌhɛpədoʊˈtɑks(ə)n/